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Lead Process Improvement Using Six Sigma Concepts

Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

When companies implement Six Sigma, their product and service quality improve, and their work processes become smoother and more streamlined. These companies know the importance of having employees who can identify, analyze and solve quality problems.

If you already have a foundational knowledge of Six Sigma, the University of St. Thomas Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate will prepare you to lead projects under the supervision of Black Belt team members.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify processes that need improvements quickly and efficiently
  • Reduce variability to increase overall quality and reduce costs
  • Increase the value you offer your organization by being better able to support Black Belt team members in large scale projects
  • Employ numerous process improvement techniques within the DMAIC model
  • Gain the practical experience needed to lead small to medium scale projects



Abbey Welle

Program Manager
Phone Number
(651) 962-4616
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Is This Program Right for You?

From entry-level employees to manufacturing executives and professionals looking to advance or change their career, this program is perfect for anyone who already has a foundational knowledge of Six Sigma and needs advanced practical experience.

Common job titles of program participants include:

  • Business Process Improvement Consultant
  • Lead Analyst/Project Manager
  • Compliance Structural Engineer
  • Director, Performance Excellence
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Director of Operational Excellence
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Functional Project Lead
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Operating System Specialist
  • Lead Manufacturing Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Process Manager
  • Lean Six Sigma Consultant
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners

Benefits of the Program

Get a Thorough Understanding of Six Sigma

Learn standardized Six Sigma tools and processes including data analysis, change management and team collaboration. Prepare to take your knowledge to the next step, Black Belt.

Become a Stronger Team Member

Provide valuable input on Six Sigma projects through data analysis and knowledge of the DMAIC process.

Take the Next Step in your Career

Being Six Sigma Green Belt certified is internationally recognized and standardized throughout organizations.

Earn a Certification

By successfully completing this program you will earn your Six Sigma Green Belt certification through the University of St. Thomas. This certification will add credibility to your experience and demonstrate ability in Six Sigma to current and future employers.

Bring Value Back to your Company

After participating in St. Thomas’ Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate program, you can help your organization realize increased customer satisfaction, improved service and product reliability, and enhanced financial performance.

Nate Hunkins, program participant and Director of population health at Bluestone Physician Services, details how this program helped him work with leadership in his organization as they implemented Six Sigma projects.

Executive Education: Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

The University of St. Thomas’ Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate is perfect for those professionals who already have a foundational knowledge of Six Sigma and work on these types of projects under the supervision of Black Belt team members.


Expand your Six Sigma knowledge and learn how to lead small- to medium-sized projects. The course covers topics including:

  • Cost reduction by applying Six Sigma methods
  • How to understand, use and interpret Six Sigma tools
  • Techniques to work on and improve team facilitation skills
  • How to formulate basic statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs
  • Practice preparing and presenting project reports and presentations

The program covers the many phases of the DMAIC process:

  • Lean Six Sigma philosophy
  • Lean Six Sigma improvement method
  • Seven types of waste

  • SIPOC-R/system map
  • SWOT analysis
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Problem statement
  • Potential business objective(s)
  • Primary and Secondary metrics
  • Process owner(s)

  • Process flow map
  • Relationship diagram
  • Capability analysis
  • Control charts
  • Descriptive stats
  • DPPM, PPK, Z-Score, other
  • Establish timeline and milestones

  • Brainstorming/affinity diagram
  • Fishbone/mind map
  • Sample size estimation
  • Model and residual analysis
  • Test for means
  • Test for variances
  • Document phase conclusions

  • Design of experiments
  • Potential problem analysis (PPA)
  • Document phase conclusions

  • Control plan
  • Potential problem analysis (PPA)
  • FMEA training
  • Process documentation
  • Communication of project results

Take the Next Step

St. Thomas Executive Education programs give you cutting-edge, practical knowledge and real-world skills you can apply at work the very next day. Gain the tools and techniques to be a more effective, strategic leader.
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